I've been slowly working my way through season two of James Burke's Connections TV series. Though I must have watched them when they were first broadcast, I remember very little of the second and third series, and I must admit I'm a tad underwhelmed by the second. It was cut down to a length of a little over twenty minutes per episode—presumably half an hour including ads, on a commercial station—and seems rather gimmicky by consequence. Whereas the first season made a serious point about trying not to view historical developments in too linear a fashion, the minute or two allowed in this much shorter format to explain each concept in the chain, makes it seem more like a kind of history-inspired, slightly over-contrived game of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" than a documentary.
On the other tentacle, if you view it more as a bit of fun, it is still interesting in a pleasant-and-slightly-geeky-distraction kind of way; and much better presented than many documentary YouTube videos, which are, possibly, the kind of thing it most resembles.
Anyways, I'm about two thirds of my way through season two (and have, happily, noticed that season three reverts to the longer format). And, apropos of "I just felt like it," I thought I'd share my favourite so far.
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